What is going to change in the criteria for a PTSD diagnosis in the 5th edition of the psychiatry ‘bible’, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders?
The DSM-5 is to be published in May this year but some information on the changes starts to trickle through…
Below are the most important changes, drawn from a handout of the American Psychiatric Association:
1. PTSD will no longer be classified as an anxiety disorder. It will fall under the new ‘Trauma- and Stress-or-Related Disorders’. Continue reading